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My mate has got this old arcade machine table. It looks very much like the one on the right in this pic:



...only in better nick (not perfect though). It plays some sort of moon rescue/lunar lander game... We've been cleaning it up to sell. Thing is, it all powers on and works OK but we can't play cos although we know it's got an override button inside somewhere (to save putting 10p in), I can't find it :lol: I've got pics of the internals at home (I'll post them later) but would anyone have a clue as to any forums or sites where I can find out more?
 

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Brian Burrows said:
No idea regarding forums, etc.

If you get REALLY stuck, PM me for my bro's number (in Australia) . . . that was his game for 15 years . . . meat and veg to him ;)

Bri
Oh, cool :D

Chris... The cash box is in there, we've got 10ps and stuff but it's disabled (I'm useless with wiring) and we know for sure that there is a switch somewhere that triggers it instead. Can't bloody find it though :lol:
 

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I'm currently building a Bally Midway style arcade table like this to run MAME from a PC:


But it's being built out of recycled materials! The majority of the wood is from old wardrobes, shelving units, kitchen units etc etc. The PC is our old Windows 98-based unit. The TV was our old one as the sound broke on it (using a seperate amp anyway so it doesn't matter!) the PC to TV converter was £10 from Ebay.
The only thing I've had to buy new was the buttons and joysticks which were £22.

So all in all it's cost me £32 so far! Only other forseeable thing I'll need to buy is wood glue, screws and wood-effect fablon (going for the really cheap late 70's/early 80's fake woodgrain look!)
 

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Hve you seen the plug and play games at toys r us just plug them int your tv and thats it

we have the namco classics on it was 19.99 comes with

lunar rescue
pheonix
space invaders
and some other strange game that i cant remember think its qubix or someting like that

I would love one of these tables with 1942 on it .... ho cool would that be :D

There r parts and stuf on ebay for these things
 

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DRUNKENBUM said:
and some other strange game that i cant remember think its qubix or someting like that
If it's the one where you have to fill in the screen with "squares/rectangles" without getting hit, that'll be Qix. Quite an addictive game.

Sure modern games might have the graphics but when I recently tried the "games room" (basically a load of PS2s) on a P&O ferry, not one of the games could I get into. I tried some really weird fantasy scoucerers and dragons type game, a flight sim and something a bit like Tomb raider and they were just needed way too much brain-power for me. I like a "pick up and play" game.
 

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Old games are sooooooo good, DarrenW I bet you'll end up keeping it :D

I have an old IBM 5150 with a 20MB drive stuffed with ancient games - they are really addictive but the old CGA 4-colour graphics really burn your eyes :D
 

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Howard66 said:
Old games are sooooooo good, DarrenW I bet you'll end up keeping it :D

I have an old IBM 5150 with a 20MB drive stuffed with ancient games - they are really addictive but the old CGA 4-colour graphics really burn your eyes :D
I wish... It HAS to go, she needs the money. Sadly...
 
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